Practice and Procedure

R v RD (2009)

PUBLISHED October 6, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 2137

The trial judge had been entitled to rule out cross-examination of the complainant about an earlier allegation of rape against a third party pursuant to the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 s.41, where to have allowed such questioning would have resulted in the trial having been used as a vehicle for investigating the truth or falsity of the earlier allegation.

CA (Crim Div) (Keene LJ, Blair J, Judge Rogers QC)